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  1. Plateau is also used to describe undersea geologic formations.
  2. The plateau is a storehouse of unique flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world -- especially its extraordinary high-altitude species. (Web site)


  1. Wooded areas are confined to the northwest and northeast of the plateau.
  2. Winters on the plateau are especially severe.
  3. This reorganization allowed a new disparity plateau to be reached.
  4. Last updated on February 26, 2007 at 3:23pm My geographical term is plateau.
  5. Mexico City is located near the southern end of the plateau of Anáhuac, at an altitude of c.7,800 ft (2,380 m). (Web site)


  1. Even on the Anatolian plateau temperatures can be punishing.
  2. The Anatolian Plateau is much more subject to extremes than are the coastal areas.
  3. There is a geographical diversity between the Anatolian littoral and the plateau.
  4. The Anatolian Plateau is the central part of Asia Minor, between the mountains of Pontos and Tavros, to the west of Armenian Plateau. (Web site)

Mongolian Plateau

  1. Oyrat was the general name used for the Mongolians in Moxi (the area west of the vast deserts on the Mongolian Plateau) in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
  2. T-maen, a Turki leader, defeated the Rouran in 552, and set up a state centered in Mobei (the area north of the vast deserts on the Mongolian Plateau).
  3. On the edges of the Inner Mongolian plateau in the north, grasslands can be seen.


  1. The plateau corresponds to a specific structure of the morphospace (e.g., number of distinct morphological peaks).
  2. South of the Ethiopian Plateau are a number of towering volcanic peaks, including Mt.


  1. There is no boundary on the east, because the domes are part of the same surface as the Appalachian Plateau. (Web site)
  2. The South African plateau as far as about 12- S, bounded east, west and south by bands of high ground which fall steeply to the coasts.

Salt Lake

  1. The two largest basins on the plateau are the Konya Ovas-- and the basin occupied by the large salt lake, Tuz G--l--.
  2. Poopó salt lake, 965 sq mi (2,499 sq km), on the high plateau of W Bolivia.

Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

  1. The Tubo were the ancestors of the Tibetans, rising to notice on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in the late sixth century.
  2. Qinghai-Tibet Plateau - Largest intermontane plateau in the world; covers 2.2 million square kilometers and averages 4,000 metres above sea level.


  1. It is a thickly forested plateau, very rocky and not very good for farming, which extends into northern France.
  2. The plateau extends southward into western West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and Tennessee, where it is instead called the Cumberland Plateau. (Web site)

Tibetan Plateau

  1. The principal tributary is the Arun, which rises about 150 kilometers inside the Tibetan Plateau.
  2. Forests on the Tibetan Plateau are largely found in eastern and southeastern regions. (Web site)
  3. The fauna of Ladakh have much in common with that of Central Asia in general and that of the Tibetan Plateau in particular. (Web site)
  4. This chapter provides an overview of the biodiversity of the Tibetan Plateau. (Web site)
  5. Under such conditions, the Tibetan Plateau has produced its own species diversity. (Web site)


  1. The distribution of plant and animal species on the plateau is extremely uneven due to differences in topography and climate. (Web site)
  2. Owing to folds, faults and erosion, the plateau is intersected with mountains, hills, basins and valleys, giving it a very rugged topography.


  1. At the fringes of the Northern Plateau are several mountainous regions.
  2. The Cyclades is a shallow structural elevation (plateau), comprising many mountainous islands. (Web site)


  1. Low-lying coastal strips, with the exception of the Mediterranean coast and the Guinea coast, are generally narrow and rise sharply to the plateau.
  2. The African continent is characterized by plateau land, with a few distinct mountain ranges and a narrow coastal plain.


  1. Numerous low mountain ranges rise from the plateau, and the Hingol and Dasht rivers are among the largest streams. (Web site)
  2. The plateau is flanked by two hilly coastal ranges, the Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats.
  3. Other prominent uplands are the Fouta Djallon (Futa Jallon), on the southwest, and the Adamawa Plateau and the Cameroon mountain range, on the south.


  1. Guyana is notably famous for Kaieteur Falls, which is situated on the Potaro River, where that river falls off the Pakaraima Plateau.
  2. Most of Iran is situated on the Iranian Plateau with the exception of the coast of the Caspian Sea and Khuzestan. (Web site)


  1. Guernsey itself contains two main geographical regions, the Haut Pas, a high southern plateau, and the Bas Pas, a low-lying and sandy northern region.
  2. En termes g-ographiques stricts, le plateau arm-nien (ou les montagnes arm-niennes) ne correspond pas au plateau anatolien.


  1. It is a region of rolling hills and a broad plateau surface that extends into Syria.
  2. The term highland is used to denote any mountainous region or elevated mountainous plateau.
  3. This article is about two nested areas of Turkey, a plateau region within a peninsula.
  4. East of the plateau region are extensive alluvial plains, through which flow the Indus and its tributaries. (Web site)
  5. One of the more notable geologic areas within the Allegheny Plateau is the Hocking Hills region of southeast Ohio. (Web site)

Dissected Plateau

  1. A highly eroded plateau is called a dissected plateau.
  2. Most broadly, it refers to the entire mountain range with its surrounding hills and the dissected plateau region.


  1. This elevated zone is often referred to as the Anatolian Plateau, although its relief is much more varied than this term suggests. (Web site)
  2. In the glaciated Allegheny Plateau, relief may only reach one hundred feet or less. (Web site)


  1. Such a plateau may be level or gently sloping but may be distinguished by the till caps on its hills.
  2. The plateau rises from the west bank of the Nile, sloping gradually upward to the Congo-Nile watershed. (Web site)


  1. The Gangetic alluvial plain, which has much of India's arable land, lies between the Himalayas and the dissected plateau occupying most of peninsular India. (Web site)
  2. The second geographical region, the central plateau, lies further inland.
  3. South of these ranges the Iranian plateau, which extends into Afghanistan, lies between 1,000 and 1,500 m.
  4. The Columbia River Plateau lies across parts of the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. (Web site)
  5. In the southwest lie the Cotswold Hills and the plateau regions of Exmoor and Dartmoor; in the southeast lie the Downs and in the south the Salisbury Plain. (Web site)

Iranian Plateau

  1. Possibly, too, before they issued from the vast Iranian plateau, they were not wholly unversed in the administration of wide territories.
  2. This is the most ancient term applied to the Iranian Plateau, and such a term has never been detected anywhere else in the world, e.g.
  3. Like other peoples of the Iranian plateau, the Manneans were subjected to an ever increasing Iranian (i.e., Indo-European) penetration.


  1. The plateau-like, semiarid highlands of Anatolia are considered the heartland of the country.
  2. The central and eastern plateau, with its drier continental climate, is home to deciduous forests and forest steppes.
  3. In Ohio and New York, some of the plateau has been glaciated, which has rounded off the sharp ridges, and filled the valleys to some extent.
  4. Intermontane plateau's are usually flat open highlands formed when land has been uplifted by tectonic activity.
  5. In short, "eastern Anatolia" or Anatolia eliminates the basic terms of Armenia, Western Armenia and Armenian Plateau. (Web site)


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